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Karabell, Zachary
The leading indicators : a short history of the numbers that rule our world / Zachary Karabell
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HB137 .K36 2014    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Economic indicators -- History
Economics -- Statistical methods -- History
Economic indicators -- United States -- History
Economics -- United States -- History
Subject United States -- Economic conditions
Physical Description 287 pages ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-278) and index
Contents The ripples of Domesday -- Unemployment -- National income and the man from Pinsk -- The invention of the economy -- The economic gestalt -- Inflation: from leading indicator to government con -- Diminishing returns -- Where's Waldo? -- Gross national happiness -- The avatars -- Conclusion: Made to measure
Summary A history and critical assessment of leading indicators reveals their indelible impact on the economy, public policy, and other critical decisions, discussing their shortcomings while making suggestions for reducing dependence on them
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